The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson

Honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson passed away today at the age of 96. She was well known for her starring role in Sounder, which earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder which earned … Continue reading “The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson”

Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL

Producer Heather Heller and director Francis Lawrence, the award-winning duo behind some of the most arresting commercials and music videos of the past two decades, have launched VANDAL, a media production boutique creating premium content across all platforms. VANDAL represents established spot helmers alongside directors at the top of their game in features, television, and … Continue reading “Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL”

What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?

A bold catchphrase circulated the online world amidst the Covid 19 pandemic initial lockdown: “artists are second responders.” With deep respect to our first responders and frontline workers saving lives, the average citizen did their part by staying home isolated with no contact to the outside world. What we thought would be a few months … Continue reading “What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?”

‘Captain Marvel’ kicks off superhero weekend on TNT

TNT will air the television premiere of Marvel Studios’ action-packed blockbuster sensation Captain Marvel on Sunday, January 10th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All weekend long leading up to the premiere, TNT will air a DC movie marathon of fan favorites, including Justice League, Suicide Squad, Batman Begins, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel.  In … Continue reading “‘Captain Marvel’ kicks off superhero weekend on TNT”

Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award

It’s no wonder Zendaya won her very first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series–her riveting performance as Rue, a recovering teen drug addict in HBO’s Euphoria tears your heart out. Last night, the former Disney star made Emmy history, becoming the youngest actress to ever win that award.  Zendaya is also the … Continue reading “Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award”

WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’

So far DC FanDome is living up to the hype. It started off with an exciting new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Then, there was the reveal from WB Games Montreal for the new Gotham Knights video game. Which brings us to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. And it looks dope AF. After an engaging … Continue reading “WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’”

Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Morgan Cooper is a … Continue reading “Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary”

Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Titus Makin, is making … Continue reading “Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more”

New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter

Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film Suicide … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”

‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies

The Reel 360 Team will forever remember John Witherspoon in Robert Townsend’s comedic spoof, Hollywood Shuffle, playing the owner of Winky Dinky Dog rambling about “Ho Cakes” and how everyone wants a “Ho cake.” Sad news reported by Deadline and other outlets. Actor-comedian John Witherspoon passed away today at his home. He was 77. “It … Continue reading “‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies”

‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas

Today, the American Film Institute announced the two Gala titles that complete the Gala line-up at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18 and Amazon Studios‘ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday, November 19. … Continue reading “‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas”

From filmmakers to characters, strong females rule AFI

Now that I’ve finally recovered from my beef slider coma (the food most served at the AFI Presented by Audi Galas) and red wine running through my blood veins, I can now reflect upon what was the 2018 AFI Festival. As I have said on multiple occasions, I believe the festival is the best one … Continue reading “From filmmakers to characters, strong females rule AFI”

Stars pack Chicago Film Fest screening of ‘Widows’

Academy Award-winners Viola Davis and Steve McQueen led a celebrity cavalcade that intensified a buzz running throughout the AMC River East lobby A number of stars from the big-budget action movie, Widows, lit up a red carpet celebration before the film’s screening for the Chicago International Film Festival at AMC River East on Saturday night. … Continue reading “Stars pack Chicago Film Fest screening of ‘Widows’”

From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”

Olivia Newton-John passes at 73

The beautiful, elegant and talented, multiple Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, who sang and danced her way into our hearts in 1978 hit musical film Grease, Olivia Newton-John has passed away at age 73 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  John Easterling, Newton-John’s husband shared the news on her official Instagram page: … Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John passes at 73”

Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino passes at age 83

Paul Sorvino, best known for his role as Paul  “Big Paulie” Cicero in the Academy Award-nominated Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, has passed away at age 83.   News of his passing was shared to the press by his publicist Roger Neal in a statement written by Sorvino’s wife Dee Dee which said, “Our hearts are broken. … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino passes at age 83”

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Academy award-nominated and Primetime Emmy Award-winning iconic actor and star of Goodfellas, Ray Liotta has passed away at age 67. Deadline first reported that the actor died quietly in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. No foul play is suspected.  Raymond Allen Liotta was born in Newark, … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”